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Osinachi singer, Humblesmith says he is ‘waiting for God’s time’

Singer, Ekenedirichukwu Ijemba, popularly known as Humblesmith, has said that contrary to what some think that he took a break from the music industry, he has actually been working and ‘waiting for God’s time’.

He told Punch Newspaper in an interview, “There is no truth in the claims that I have been under the radar. God has got my back and He has been preparing me for a bigger stage. When he is done, the world will dance to my tune. I never went under the radar. I have actually been making music, learning new things, believing and waiting for God’s time. However, the hour has come to showcase what I have been ‘cooking’.”

The Osinachi singer, in assessing the Nigerian music industry and its growth, said, “When I started it (success in the industry) was hard; and now, it’s harder. There are too many talents out there and new sounds keep springing up every day. The growth of the industry) is massive and I believe it will stand the test of time by God’s grace and hard work. The Nigerian music industry has grown beyond Africa. We are global now. We are the best. But, we should always understand that it’s God that made it possible.”

Ijemba said, “The new generation of artistes is very creative, productive, dogged and smart. There is nothing new under the sun but today’s artistes have been able to redefine the afro sound and I find that amazing. I am proud to belong to this new generation.”

In 2015, Ijemba released “Osinachi” (English: from God) a gospelafro pop-infused highlife song. The lyrical content centres on thanksgiving and appreciation to God.

In an interview with The Sun, Humblesmith revealed that he got the inspiration for the song in a church.

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